Beginning Flute Lessons

Go from knowing nothing about the flute to playing songs in no time.
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  • Roberta Hayes Professional musician, artist, writer, and teacher

    AA Music Education, BS Visual Arts Education, MS Visual Arts Education, MS Language Arts Education, Computer Endorsement, Distance Education Certification, Gifted/Talented Curriculum Development Endorsement, Reading/Literacy Endorsement

    I have been teaching one thing or another off-and-on for over 34 years. I taught private music lessons for 21 years (flute and piano), swim lessons and life guarding/CPR for the Red Cross for 8 years, art teacher (HS and elementary) 5 years, music teacher (elementary) 3 years, and reading (elementary) 1 year.    I currently teach the following courses online for Indiana University (10 years), Taylor University (7 years) and Indiana Wesleyan University (10 years): Music and Art history, Art Appreciation, Business Communications 1 & 2, Creative Writing, American Literature, and a professional development course for teachers: Art in the K-12 Classroom.

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Beginning Flute Lessons

Go from knowing nothing about the flute to playing songs in no time.
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

 Roberta Hayes, a professional flutist and teacher for over 34 years, will teach you everything you need to know about playing the flute, from the beginning to the intermediate level.  This course is designed for beginners.  You will start with the basics and work through a variety of lessons to get to the intermediate stage.  Within a short time, you will be playing songs and melodies to impress your friends and family, as well as bring a lifetime of enjoyment to your own life.

    • You will need a flute and the music book: "Rubank Elementary Method for Flute and Piccolo" by A.C. Petersen
    • It is suggested that you also get a music stand and a metronome
    • Over 17 lectures and 2 hours of content!
    • By the end of this course, you will be able to play the flute.
    • In this course, you will learn how to get a sound, learn about note values and names, to playing songs.
    • This course is for anyone from 8 to 80. You don't even have to know music before starting this course, just a willingness to learn how to play an instrument.

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    The beginning
  • 1
    How to choose and clean a flute
    07:18
    You can e-mail me with questions at any time:  rreagan98@yahoo.com OR you can write a question in (at the right of this page) and I will answer.
  • 2
    Embouchure and Breath Control
    05:28

    In this lesson, you will find a video on how to find your correct embouchure and a demonstration on breath control. The supplementary material in this lesson includes:

    • Definitions for Lesson 1
  • 3
    Holding the flute and first 2 notes
    09:26

    In this lesson, you will find a video on how to hold the flute, along with a demonstration on how to finger your first two notes.  The supplementary material in this lesson includes:

    • Definitions for Lesson 2
    • Fingering Chart for the flute
  • 4
    Review of first two notes: A and B; introduction of next two notes: C and G
    10:12

    In this lesson, you will find a video with a demonstration on how to finger your next two notes.  The supplementary material in this lesson includes:

    • Definitions for Lesson 3
    • Page 2 from the book: Rubank Elementary Method, Flute or Piccolo
    • An audio recording of page 2 from the above book.
  • 5
    New Notes: D, E, & F
    11:17

    In this lesson, you will find a video with a review of the notes learn so far, along with an introduction to the notes D, E, and F.  The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:

    • Definitions for Lesson 4
    • Page 3 from the Rubank book
    • A page with 4 different songs: Twinkle, Twinkle Little StarGo Tell Aunt RhodieWinter, Goodbye, and Away     in a Manger
    • 2 pages of note spelling exercises and note value exercises
    • An audio recording of page 3 from the Rubank book
  • 6
    Review
    09:27
    In this lesson, you will find a video with a review of the notes: A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.  The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:
    • Pages 4 and 5 from Rubank
    • An audio recording of pages 4 and 5 from Rubank
  • 7
    more practice
    05:31
    In this lesson, you will find a video with a demonstration on breathing inserts and changing the speed of the metronome.  The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:
    • Definitions for lesson 6
    • An audio recording of page 6 from Rubank
    • Flute Practice Chart
  • SECTION 2:
    Developmental Section
  • 8
    Upper register and scales
    06:07
    In this lesson, you will find a video with a demonstration on the upper register and scales.  The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:
    • Definitions for lesson 7
    • An audio recording of page 7 from Rubank
    • Patterns of scales/triads
    • Blank sheet music
  • 9
    Flats, Sharps, and Dynamics
    11:41

    In this lesson, you will find a video with a demonstration of B flat, F sharp, and dynamics.   The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:

    • Definitions for Lesson 8
    • Three B flat fingerings
    • An audio recording of page 8 from Rubank
  • 10
    Eighth notes, accents, and more new notes
    06:54
    In this lesson, you will find a video with a demonstration of eighth notes, accents, and new notes.   The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:
    • Definitions for Lesson 9
    • An audio recording of pages 9 & 10 from Rubank
  • 11
    Review and more songs
    05:33
    In this lesson, you will find a video with review of learned material and an introduction to the staccato note.   The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:
    • Definitions for Lesson 10
    • An audio recording of pages 11, 12 & 13 from Rubank
  • 12
    Getting more technical
    10:41
    In this lesson, you will find a video with a demonstration of new notes, terms, and tricky rhythms.   The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:
    • Definitions for Lesson 11
    • An audio recording of pages 14-18 from Rubank
  • 13
    Test your Knowledge!
    20 questions
  • SECTION 3:
    New Challenges and Harder Music
  • 14
    Minor keys and looking ahead in your music
    07:00
    In this lesson, you will find a video with an introduction to minor keys and scales, more exercises to go along with your scales, and first/second endings.   The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:
    • Definitions for Lesson 13
    • An audio recording of pages 19-20 from Rubank
  • 15
    Triplets and Trills
    10:08
    In this lesson, you will find a video with a focus on Triplets, Trills, and Syncopation.   The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:
    • Definitions for Lesson 14
    • Trill Chart
    • An audio recording of p. 26, #4 p. 27, and #2 p. 28 from Rubank
    • A PDF of a syncopation duet
    • A recording of the syncopation duet
    • One PDF of duet (from Rubank: Selected Duets)  and accompanying recordings of each part
    • Page 19 #9 recorded again with trills
  • 16
    Chromatic scale and working with patterns
    05:54
    In this lesson, you will find a video with an introduction to the chromatic scale and working your exercises with patterns.   The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:
    • Definitions for Lesson 15
    • Audio recordings from p. 31, #3 on p. 36, p. 37
  • 17
    Final Testing
    04:49
    In this lesson, you will find a video with an introduction to a new note and a final test.   The supplementary material  in this lesson includes:
    • Definitions for Lesson 16
  • 18
    The End of the Beginning
    05:54

    Audio tracks to get:

    ·  Roger Kamien Music: An Appreciation, 9th Edition, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 2008

    ·  Anything that James Galway or Jean-Pierre Rampal is playing

    ·  Other composers like Copland, Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Handel, etc.

    Books to get:

    ·  Rubank’s Intermediate Level (join me for the Intermediate level of classes)

    ·  Rubank’s Selected Duets for Flute Volumes 1 and 2

    ·  24 Short Concert Pieces, revised by Robert Cavally for Flute and Piano, Southern Music Company

    ·  Sonatas by Bach and Handel (among other composers)

    ·  Grand Exercises by P. Taffanel and P. Gaubert for flute, Alphonse Leduc, Paris

    ·  Show tunes, band music, etc.

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